Our Working Day
The formal school year will be 38 weeks divided into 6 terms in line with the local family of schools, with five hours of taught time each day across both the key stages.
We will use the freedoms of being a free school to adjust the schools hours. The school day will start earlier than all other local schools, at 8.30am and will formally end at 3.00pm, apart from the days on which Co-curriculum activities take place, extending Key Stage 2 pupils’ learning by four hours a week (i.e. an additional hour, four days of the week). Each day there will be a 15 minute midmorning break, (except for EYFS which will have 20 minutes, which will also incorporate a healthy eating snack & milk time) and a 1 hour lunch period for all pupils.
We will cater particularly for the working parent and those looking to return to employment providing both before and after school care beyond the school day and also an extended year. Apart from co-curriculum activities, there will be a range of before and after school activities for the children, their parents and other members of the community, with additional opportunities during the school holiday period.